Away We Go

Away We Go

DVD - 2009
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MPAA rating: R; for language and some sexual content.
Burt and Verona are a loving couple. Burt has always wanted to marry Verona, but Verona resists, not seeing the point of the institution. Regardless, they are having a baby together and question their potential parenting abilities. They decide to move closer to Burt's parents so they can share the experience with the baby's grandparents. In Verona's sixth month, she and Burt learn that his parents are moving to Belgium the month before the baby is due. Being mobile people, Burt and Verona decide to move. As they want to share their new family experience with people that they love, they decide to take a trans-continental trip to meet with old friends and relatives. Most of them are married with children of their own, and Burt and Verona want to see where they would like to live and with whom they want to share the experience.

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Janice21383
Mar 20, 2017

One not-so-young couple's quest for free babysitting. I love movies with characters who are imperfect and "unsympathetic", but every character in this movie is simply irritating or two-dimensional. If your philosophy is that other people, especially older people and relatives, exist to serve your needs, and you are entitled to judge them severely if they don't, you will like this movie. I made it to the end by pretending the (heavily implied) bad characters are the good characters, and vice versa. Maggie Gyllenhaal gives the only memorable performance, so you might as well fast forward to her scene.

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BoogerBot
May 06, 2015

Really lovely movie. Both the leads did really good jobs. Heartfelt

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SmartAssAWhip
May 03, 2015

The attempts at humour seemed forced and the dramatic moments rang hollow. It all just seemed like it was made with a Hollywood "checklist". Familiar actor names=check, overtly dramatic music, on-cue=check, etc.

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Lanny213
Mar 27, 2015

This is the first movie I've seen Maya Rudolph in that I have liked her acting.

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0cho
Mar 04, 2015

This is a great movie. The two main characters do a great job but I think the key to the movie are the cameos by such a great cast. Maggie Gyllenhaal’s character is hilarious! The movie does start out slow so give it a bit of time. Enjoy!

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PurelyKaraSPL
Dec 31, 2014

Away We Go, also directed by Sam Mendes, introduces us to Burt, played by John Krasinski, and Verona, played by Maya Rudolph. After Verona finds out she is pregnant and their only nearby relatives, Burt’s parents, are moving to Belgium they decide to find a home elsewhere by visiting friends and family from across the country. They travel from Phoenix to Tucson to Montreal and Miami to find the perfect fit, but rather than mold and change to fit into other people’s lives they discover just by looking at their own life how at home they really are.

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ncs1961
Jun 05, 2014

This is a warmly funny and sweet relationship film. The couple hits the road (and airways, and rails) to find their place as a family. A nice one to watch with your kids as they get ready to have your 1st grandchild...just be the one in the kitchen getting the popcorn during the first couple minutes.

crankylibrarian Jul 11, 2013

John Krasiniski (Jim from "The Office") and Saturday Night Live alum Maya Rudolph play an expectant couple, road tripping in search of the ideal parenting locale. En route, they encounter a host of variously dysfunctional family and friends, played by hilarious supporting actors: Maggie Gyllenhaal, Catherine O'Hara, Allison Janney, Jeff Daniels and Jim Gaffigan among others. No grand decisions are made, but as in all the best road movies, the journey proves more fruitful than the destination.

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Sadine
Aug 25, 2012

An off-beat, sweet and funny film. I highly recommend it!

scginnyc Dec 16, 2011

Sweet, sweet movie. Delightfully warm and unpretentious. Superb and low key acting by main characters. Soundtrack is great. Best and most believable performance by Maggie Gyllenhaal I've ever seen, and Allison Janney played an over-the top alcoholic and was disturbingly hilarious. See it!

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nadian Feb 24, 2010

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

nadian Feb 24, 2010

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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phyllis49
Mar 13, 2012

A couple expecting their first child travel around the country seeking the perfect place to settle and raise their child.

John Krasinski, Maya Rudolph, Jeff Daniels, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Allison Janney, Chris Messina, Catherine O'Hara, Jim Gaffigan.

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Canadian Home Video rating 14A for coarse language, sexual content, language may offend, MPAA rating R for language and some sexual content.

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